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Director Lee Daniels Developing Gay Interracial Action Hero Movie Starring Alex Pettyfer


In an interview with Out magazine, The Butler's Lee Daniels (pictured below) revealed his plans to develop an "interracial love affair action movie" with a gay couple. And the best part? He's already nailed down Alex Pettyfer as one-half of the gay duo.

Lee DanielsAccording to Daniels, think of it as a gay Mr. and Mrs. Smith, but the two good-looking guys as the action heroes." The twist? "We don't find out they're gay until the end of the movie," he explains.

He went on to reveal that, "Alex Pettyfer is in it, [but] I have to find the right black guy opposite him. He's so hot, isn't he? So hot. And so aware of his hotness in a way that's so...I love him to death."

With news of Daniels's plan spreading across the web as we speak, it seems the "secret" of the two characters' sexuality won't be much of a secret after all. And as for the second half of the gay couple, what do you think? Which black actor would you love to see playing opposite the gorgeous Pettyfer? 

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  1. Since the actual name of his current movie is "Lee Daniels' The Butler" shouldn't you have written; Lee Daniels' The Butler's Lee Daniels...?

    Posted by: Bill | Oct 11, 2013 8:09:09 PM

  2. Shemar Moore

    Posted by: bravo | Oct 11, 2013 8:19:30 PM

  3. Mechad Brookes

    Posted by: Jersey | Oct 11, 2013 8:19:49 PM

  4. Crossing my fingers. Can't think of anyone I wanna pair him with, but I want to see Alex get wrecked so badly. The good kind of wrecked mind you.

    Posted by: Zen | Oct 11, 2013 8:23:01 PM

  5. Which black actor? ME!

    Posted by: Bertran | Oct 11, 2013 8:24:01 PM

  6. Brain fart, or no brain fart?

    Posted by: Josh | Oct 11, 2013 8:24:10 PM

  7. uhm, if you announce the twist then it isn't a twist

    Posted by: Moz's | Oct 11, 2013 8:25:36 PM

  8. How about two white actors, and we find out they are gay at the beginning of the movie? That has potential.

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 11, 2013 8:26:23 PM

  9. Taye Diggs, of course

    Posted by: ty | Oct 11, 2013 8:35:10 PM

  10. How about two white actors, and we find out one is black at the end of the movie?

    (I'm sorry, I've become completely discombobulated by staring at Pettyfer's trail.)

    Posted by: bravo | Oct 11, 2013 8:39:49 PM

  11. Or one of the partner has a reverse aging disease a la B.Button, and the other committing suicide since they cannot be together due to the statutory rape law.

    Btw, is the interracial couple Asian-Jamaican ? and will it sell ?

    Posted by: AndyTowlette | Oct 11, 2013 8:42:13 PM

  12. Why should it be a secret or a twist? And then why reveal it? Can't they just be gay from the outset? Sounds ill conceived.

    Posted by: Alan | Oct 11, 2013 8:49:09 PM

  13. So many handsome and talented black actors out there. What about:
    Lee Thompson Young
    Michael Ealy
    Terrance Jenkins
    Hill Harper

    Posted by: Rob | Oct 11, 2013 9:35:35 PM

  14. Since Lee Daniels is gay himself, I'm glad to see that he is finally doing a gay-themed movie. We REALLY need to see more gay characters on the silver screen.
    I don't care who the stars are, just give us pretty men, action, and a gay sub-plot.
    Go, Lee!

    Posted by: David From Canada | Oct 11, 2013 9:38:52 PM

  15. I doubt this will ever be made. Nice idea though.

    Posted by: ian | Oct 11, 2013 9:40:51 PM

  16. Why does it have to be a interracial couple?Why not 2 black men?No all of us are snow queens.

    Posted by: James | Oct 11, 2013 9:43:27 PM

  17. Rob,

    Lee Thompson Young killed himself a couple months ago.

    Love the idea for the movie.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Oct 11, 2013 9:46:06 PM

  18. just curious.... is Lee Daniels also a poofta?

    Posted by: Tora Highman | Oct 11, 2013 10:04:34 PM

  19. Donald Glover!

    Posted by: Jexer | Oct 11, 2013 10:04:59 PM

  20. James, Lee Daniels has a white boyfriend.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Oct 11, 2013 10:14:32 PM

  21. And yes another vote for Taye Diggs!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Oct 11, 2013 10:14:59 PM

  22. OK, Alex Pettyfer is what, 25? Shouldn't the actor playing his partner/bf be a little more age appropriate? I love Taye Diggs, but think he is a little old to play Alex's boyfriend. Same deal with Michael Ealy, who at least could pass for 30, but is actually 40. I'm thinking Michael B. Jordan or the guy on Grey's Anatomy who played Smash on Friday Night Lights (name escapes me).

    Lee Thompson Young would have been perfect. So sad that he's not with us anymore.

    Posted by: AriesMatt | Oct 11, 2013 10:25:02 PM

  23. Tracy Morgan.

    Posted by: Andy | Oct 11, 2013 10:32:12 PM

  24. Bill Cosby.

    Posted by: Andy | Oct 11, 2013 10:32:36 PM

  25. There are loads and loads of hot, black actors so he'd have to be really careful not to have a nuclear explosion of hotness melting the screen (pant, pant). What story?

    Posted by: Geoff | Oct 11, 2013 10:40:28 PM

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